From Wall Street to Occupy Wall Street
Born in Moscow, Teichberg moved with his parents to Queens and later attended Princeton. After trading derivatives on Wall Street, he now spends his resources fighting the industry.
What's the Latest Development?
Vlad Teichberg is part of the Occupy Wall Street movement but his story is more unusual than most. After writing a thesis on number theory at Princeton University, he traded derivatives on Wall Street. He believed firmly in the promise of globalization, i.e. the distribution of wealth globally, but since 9/11, he says he has lost faith. Now he heads Global Revolution, a loose organization of pro-democracy workers that, among other things, distributes video cameras to individuals in global hotspots, like Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution.
What's the Big Idea?
Teichberg believes in the power of modern media to aid democratic movements. "If everyone is watching, the state can’t just crush people. That’s what kept Tahrir Square from turning into Tiananmen—they knew people were paying attention," he says. The Occupy Wall Street movement, thanks in large part to the modern media Teichberg promotes, has already spread to cities across the country. Despite the recent violence in Oakland, local governments are searching for ways to evict those protesting against injustice in America.
Researchers discover a link between nonverbal synchronization and relationship success.
- Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.
- The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.
- Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship.
Humans evolved to live in the cold through a number of environmental and genetic factors.
- According to some relatively new research, many of our early human cousins preceded Homo sapien migrations north by hundreds of thousands or even millions of years.
- Cross-breeding with other ancient hominids gave some subsets of human population the genes to contend and thrive in colder and harsher climates.
- Behavioral and dietary changes also helped humans adapt to cold climates.
The comics titan worked for more than half a century to revolutionize and add nuance to the comics industry, and he built a vast community of fans along the way.
- Lee died shortly after being rushed to an L.A. hospital. He had been struggling with multiple illnesses over the past year, reports indicate.
- Since the 1950s, Lee has been one of the most influential figures in comics, helping to popularize heroes that expressed a level of nuance and self-doubt previously unseen in the industry.
- Lee, who's later years were marked by some financial and legal tumult, is survived by his daughter, Joan Celia "J.C." Lee.
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